The Botnia-Atlantica Institute in detail
• The institute strategy is to facilitate long-term transnational learning processes in the main areas of work. This includes comparative analysis, identification of potential "good practices", and intervention through focus groups, seminars and other ways of networking in order to "translate" these practices into improved solutions in other countries.
• Networking. In order to achieve this, the institute is responsible for long-term networking between researchers, experts and policymakers in the three regions and beyond.
• Methods of transnational learning. The institute monitors and analyzes its own results, and in that way develops new methods of transnational learning, to be reported through international policy related and academic publications.
• Seminars/ focus groups. The institute is expected to organize 16 seminars/ focus groups with participation from experts, politicians and researchers. These focus groups will evaluate the results of the comparative analysis and good practice suggestions, assess potential for translation and take appropriate initiatives promoting policy change. You find more information of these events here.
• Conferences. In cooperation with other institutions, the institute is expected to finance and contribute to one international and three Nordic conferences, develop relevant international networks. You find more information on these activities here.
• Research program. By 2013, the Institute will present a research program on transnational learning. You find more information on the development of this program here.
The Institute has created criterion for equality in the project activities.
Seminar on Innovation, entrepreneurship and gender in regional development in Vaasa on October 1. Program
Seminar on transnational learning in Norway on September 19. Program